My first stop will be at French General. The uber talented Kaari Meng is a jewelry maker extraordinaire and a collector of vintage textiles. I cannot wait to visit her shop.
Is it stalkerish if I bring my books for her to sign?
I also hope to visit the Gamble House in Pasadena. The home and its furnishings are probably as close to perfection as one can get for viewing a true Arts & Crafts styled abode. It is currently celebrating its centennial.
I see a historical post in the near future, which so many of you seem to love, so it will be fun research.
Then there is of course the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Do you want to see my shopping list?
First and foremost I am signed up for two vintage Christmas swaps. So I need to look for a bit of this...
And a bit of that...
I am also hoping to find some lovely things for the vanity.
Perhaps a few pieces of vintage bling.
A old globe.
Some yummy antique lace.
Maybe come across a few hundred buttons.
Of course I'll need some vintage suitcases to bring all my finds home.